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Snow Storm Clips Columbus, Hammers Southwest Ohio

Ohioans returning to work after President's Day aren't getting a reprieve from the long weekend's record-breaking cold temperatures. Cities across the state were starting the day with temperatures below zero Tuesday, with some reporting record low temperatures for the second day in a row. A snow storm clipped Columbus, but largely spared areas north of the city. Columbus City Schools opted to keep students at home on Tuesday. Most districts in Ross, Fayette, and Fairfield counties were also closed or delayed. Parts of Southwest Ohio received up to eight inches of snow, and the Cincinnati area reported a record low of 5 degrees below zero Tuesday morning, breaking 1958's record of -4. Cleveland's Hopkins Airport reported a reading of minus 8 degrees Tuesday. That broke the record set 130 years ago of 7 below zero in 1885. The Cleveland airport also reported a record of minus 10 degrees Monday. The National Weather Service says Ohio temperatures would rise to about the mid-teens to 20 degrees Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to remain below 30 degrees until Saturday.